Rui Costa Back On Top In Portugal

The Portuguese three cushion title is back in the hands of Rui Manuel Costa, the most successful player in his country. The 59-year-old FC Porto player was crowned the winner after a marathon of preliminary rounds and a final with eight players, in which he finished ahead of Paulo Andrade.

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Jeremy Bury Champion of France for Ninth Time

The Frenchman Jérémy Bury, number ten in the world ranking and vice-world champion, has been crowned three-cushion champion of his country. It was his third French championship in a row, and his ninth in total. That brings Bury just two titles behind another French champion in three cushion: Richard Bitalis, who won 11 titles.

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Filippos Kasidokostas Wins Panasonic Open - 1st PBA Tour Event

The Panasonic Open, the first major event from the Professional Billiards Association (PBA), was won by Filippos Kasidokostas of Greece. The PBA Tour kicked off their inaugural event with a high level of professionalism, great skills at the billiard table and a huge pile of cash in the prize fund. The first place trophy was accompanied by a first place prize of 100 million Korean won (about $85,000) for the joyful winner.

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United States Billiard Association Tournament Results

The USBA is the governing body for carom billiards in the USA. In the first half of 2019 the USBA held a series of qualifying tournaments leading up to the National Championship in May. In addition other regional events were held around the country. Here is the mid-year recap. Click the winners name for more info on each event.

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Frederic Caudron Tops Field at Ho Chi Minh World Cup

The 2019 edition of the UMB World Cup held in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam was akin to a mirror image of the 2018 result. Frederic Caudron won the title with two fellow Belgians - Roland Forthomme and Eddy Merckx joining him on the podium. Marco Zanetti of Italy rounded out the field. In 2018 it was 3 Vietnamese atop the field in this same event, oddly with Caudron as the fourth man.

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